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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (2016) 61(3): 20–21
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Professional Paper
The Forest Policy Project - a progress report

Nigel Williams *,1

1 Forest Policy Project. He retired from Scion in 2002. Email: nigtaur@gmail.com
*Corresponding author.

Abstract: At the annual NZIF conference in August 2015 the project management team presented the results of work from four working parties. There was a lively discussion which gave the project some good ideas and direction. Document drafted Since then the project team have met a number of times to oversee the preparation of a first draft. The process involved several iterations of drafting and review within the project team. The bulk of the drafting was initially undertaken by Andrew McEwen. A great many hours of pro bono work have been put in by working parties and the management team since the project began. To give readers an idea of what this early document looks like it has 11 sections, numerous sub-sections and totals more than 60 pages. There are some 18 policy statements, covering a wide range of issues affecting the sector, followed by explanations and background information.
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